Next Wednesday, 24 October 2012, Professor Edith Hall, King’s College London, will be giving the next installment in the 3 years-long lecture series of King James Library Lectures.
The King James Library Lectures were begun as part of the University’s 600th anniversary celebrations in 2009 as a series of public lectures which centred on ‘The Meaning of the Library’. Delivered by internationally renowned figures from the academic and library worlds, the King James Library Lectures will articulate what the library as an institution has meant to civilization in different historical periods. The lectures will also set out visions of what the library might mean in our own time and beyond.
Edith Hall is Professor of Classics at King’s College London and has held posts at Cambridge, Oxford, Durham and London Universities. She has published widely on a variety of topics and also has worked as a consultant to professional productions of ancient drama at the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, &c. and appears regularly on BBC Radio. The title of Professor Hall’s King James Library Lecture is: “Adventures in the Libraries of the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds.”
Professor Hall’s lecture is open to the public and will take place at 5:15pm in School III in St Salvator’s Quad.